Welcome to Hamilton and Shireen Class

I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our classes. This will be an area that will celebrate our learning and keep you up to date with the things that we are learning about.

Happy Learning!

Early Years Curriculum

The children develop through playing, exploring, active learning, creating, and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the:

Prime

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language,
  • Physical Development

Specific areas

  • Literacy,
  • Maths,
  • Understanding the World,
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS. The specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide meaningful contexts for learning, and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children carry out many practical experiences through which they are encouraged to explore and experiment.

The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher-directed and child-initiated times. We love outdoor learning and come rain or shine, we explore and play outside in our outdoor environment.

To read more about our Curriculum in Reception, look at our  EYFS medium-term planning

We use the EYFS statutory framework, and ‘Development Matters’ to guide our learning. Our EYFS Curriculum goals are what we would like the children to aspire to become and achieve by the end of their time with us. We provide a thorough and vast range of experiences that encourage child-initiated, purposeful learning to help inspire this.

      

 

We love Minibeasts!

As budding Scientists, we have enjoyed learning about Minibeasts. We appreciate that a Minibeast is an small animal without a backbone and some insects count too. The Minibeast Hunt Using our eyes to explore, we have hunted the hedgerows, under the logs, behind the...

Hamilton Class are dedicated to improving their articulation skills!

Hamilton class have enjoyed their play and their learning. During the learning they practice their articulation skills all the time. Here is a little snippet of our talking in class. We have been learning in maths about comparing quantities. Is it more than, greater...

Making Spirals

This week in our Bow Arts session with Katka we were creating spirals with pastels on a large scale. We were focusing on working collaboratively. Our spirals could overlap with someone else’s and then we could colour in the gaps. Some of us decided to try and mix two...

Signs of Spring in Shireen Class.

This half term we have been exploring the season of spring and things that grow. We have also planted our own beans, we really hope they grow.

Philosophy for Children: Self Expression: I am noticing how I am feeling.

In Reception we are examining our feelings and emotions. We are learning that to be a good learner and good friend we need to be ready to learn, calm and feeling okay. In P4C (Philosophy for Children), we started by talking about the four zones of emotion. The...

Delightful Eid Celebrations

This week we have enjoyed celebrating Eid. We made Ramadan cards for our families and we invited our parents to make the cards with us. We had a great party in our smart party clothes. The dancing was fabulous. To set our places at the party table we drew our hands...

Goodbye Winter! Hello Spring!

This half term we have had a fabulous time learning and playing with our friends. In Hamilton class we know the three rules: To be Safe. To be committed. To be respectful. We take great care to follow these rules so that we all look after each other and learn...

Science Afternoon: Churning Butter in Hamilton Class

Hamilton children had great fun changing the state of milk to butter. We had to shake for 13 minutes until the milk had solidified. We could feel the thud in the glass jar when the milk had been churned enough. Luckily, we had lots of hands to shake, shake and shake...

Fireman Sam needs a dry glove!

We had a lovely time wearing our science jackets and getting our observation eyes on. We received a letter from Fireman Sam. He had a big problem. What material would we choose? Wood, metal, paper, fabric or plastic? As scientists we knew we could help Sam so we set...

Brrr it is cold in the Winter Season!

Hamilton class are wrapped up and ready for Winter. They have thick warm coats, woolly hats and gloves. Every day we go into the garden to play and we make sure that we are zipped up. If we get too cold we go into the warm classroom. On our Winter walk it snowed a...

Spring Term 2 Newsletter

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Spring Term 1 Newsletter

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Summer Term Science

Summer Term Science

Hello Lansbury Lawrence community, here is a short update of some of the fantastic science learning that's been happening so far this term. Year 1 classes are learning about animals. I am sure you know about their chicks! The children have shown an incredible amount...

We love Minibeasts!

We love Minibeasts!

As budding Scientists, we have enjoyed learning about Minibeasts. We appreciate that a Minibeast is an small animal without a backbone and some insects count too. The Minibeast Hunt Using our eyes to explore, we have hunted the hedgerows, under the logs, behind the...

Making Spirals

This week in our Bow Arts session with Katka we were creating spirals with pastels on a large scale. We were focusing on working collaboratively. Our spirals could overlap with someone else’s and then we could colour in the gaps. Some of us decided to try and mix two...